Starting out, the worst thing an artist or entrepreneur can be is a control freak.
Art and entrepreneurship are all about giving up control because, by definition, they’re about going into unchartered waters. You’re trying to create something new and you’ve decided to become a pro at uncertainty.
Seeking too much control restricts the possibilities for progress while an artist’s job is to create that which isn’t even an option yet.
I personally struggle with giving up control, struggle letting my gut and instinct do most of the steering, but i’m working on getting better each day. As an exercise I constantly think of previous examples in my life where I let go and got a positive outcome. Watching this video every now and then also works wonders.
If you overburden your art/project/business with the same narrow idea of success that others do, then you will get no better results than others do as well. Let go, create art, then let go some more.